UPRI celebrates with CDP on its 25th year of inclusive, participatory, community-led resilience-building

The UP Resilience Institute joins the 25th anniversary of the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP)  together with steadfast partners, both old and new alike.  CDP celebrates 25 years of dedicated service to the people and commitment to building safe and resilient communities by helping cultivate disaster risk reduction systems and resilient practices. Given its rich […]

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UPRI, UPOU’s free course on Basics of Resilience kicks off with 2,100 enrollees

The University of the Philippines’ first and free online course resilience, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) was officially opened today, January 15, 2024. The course, titled the Basics of Resilience Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is a collaborative program by the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) and the UP Open University Faculty […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 4: Disaster Memorial Museums and Disaster Heritage Sites and how they shape Disaster Memory

The Japanese have a concept known as Disaster Memory, which delves into a community’s collective experiences during a disaster, compiling and preserving them as cultural memory. It serves as a means for survivors to honor the lives that have been lost as well as to share and pass on valuable information and insights. This concept […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 3: Earthquake Research and Resilience Building

The first two days of the Asia Pacific Rim Universities Multi-Hazards Summer School were full of exciting talks on the social, legislative, and health dimensions of disaster and climate science. On the third day, the discourse shifted to the physical aspects of hazards and disasters, which focused on earthquakes. The Philippines and Japan are exposed […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 2: Role of different stakeholders: Local government, NGO, and Volunteers

The 2nd day of Summer School focused on the role of different stakeholders: local government, NGOs, and volunteers.  Ms. Adrian Rojas, the APRU Secretariat, introduced the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).  She encouraged the participants to submit their research abstracts in the upcoming events of APRU.  Prof. Takako Izumi of the IRIDeS and APRU […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 1: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Researchers from the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) Education Division and Institution Building (IB) Division attended the 8th APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School 2023 last July 24-27, 2023, at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Three researchers, (1) Daffodil Cleto (SRS II), (2) Monica Mendoza (SRS I), and (3) Lea […]

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UPRI serves as one of the resource speakers at Risk-silience: Building a Risk Ready Community Talk in De La Salle University – Dasmariñas

The UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) was invited to participate in the “Risk-silience: Building a Risk Ready Community” event of the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) Communication and Journalism Department last 20 November 2023, Day 1 of their COMPACT 2023 Resilience Week. Compact 2023 is a series of events on Resilience that aims to […]

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UPRI Participates in a Fishbowl Conversation on “Shifting the Power” back to Grassroots Communities

The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) invited the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) to join a fishbowl discussion among key grassroots groups and major donors, hosted by the Center for Disaster Preparedness, GlobalGiving, Global Fund for Community Foundations, and the Nonprofit Finance Fund with USAID fund support. CDP and the UPRI are partners through the Philippine […]

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UP launches online courses on resilience

Last 5 December 2023, the Basics of Resilience Online Courses was launched as a collaborative program of the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) and UP Open University Faculty of Management and Development Studies (UPOU-FMDS). Starting on January 15, 2024, crises managers, CCA-DRR practitioners, climate action partners and stakeholders, and other professionals can enroll in the […]

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‘DRR research for whom?’; conference participants urged to reach out to communities, go beyond academic sphere

Speakers and guests of the recently concluded 2nd National Conference of the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) and the Philippine Academic Society for Climate and Disaster Resilience (PASCDR) emphasized the importance of undertaking research and the need for them to be anchored on resilience-building in communities. With the theme, “From Discourses to Actions: Mobilizing the Academe […]

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